Graham rips into White House's Stephen Miller

Senator Lindsey Graham questions U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen during a hearing with the Senate Judiciary Comm

Senator Lindsey Graham questions U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen during a hearing with the Senate Judiciary Comm

A key Republican Senator, Lindsey Graham (SC), offered his opinion on Sunday afternoon: the problem is the White House staff.

"Mr. Miller is well-known in the Senate for having views that are outside the mainstream", adding that the "Stephen Miller approach to immigration has no viability".

"As long as Steven Miller is in charge of negotiating immigration we are going nowhere", Graham told reporters.

"Every time we have a proposal it is only yanked back by staff members", he said, The Hill reported. "He's been an outlier for years".

Miller, a former aide to then-Alabama Sen. He helped craft the White House's first executive order to bar entry into the United States for residents of seven predominantly Muslim nations and has been a vocal proponent for the construction of a wall along America's southern border.

"The White House staff, I think, is making it very hard", he added.

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On the other hand, Democrats have been less shy about calling out controversial White House staffers like Bannon.

The South Carolina Republican had been working the floor during the filibuster vote, trying to win over colleagues to his proposal, and shuttling between GOP and Democratic leaders to keep them up to speed on his deal-making. "That's just not credible".

On Sunday, Graham made clear that his criticism didn't extend to John Kelly, the White House chief of staff. "They hold us back from getting a solution".

A bipartisan group of senators met behind closed doors late Sunday in an effort to find a compromise to end the shutdown.

On Saturday he said he's been convinced the shutdown is bad for the military, and he is ready to forgo an immediate immigration deal now, as long as he gets a promise to deal with it in February. They tried to roll him, he said no, and probably said no to a lot of the things they asked for.

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